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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby bbkk » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:53 am

Checking in. I've done mourning; gotta start studying now.

My Oct score is 10 points lower than my average PT score. I think my major focus now is not learning new stuff, but adjusting my mentality. Anxiety really hit me in Oct. I would not let that happen again.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby mhaas » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:00 am

PourMeTea wrote:
bee wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:PT 57 this week, if anyone wants to review on Friday or Saturday let me know!

57 is one of the few mostly fresh tests i have left, i was gonna do it sunday... maybe i should push back so i can review with you guys D:


Review Sunday then!


I am in for this as well

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:07 am

bbkk wrote:Checking in. I've done mourning; gotta start studying now.

My Oct score is 10 points lower than my average PT score. I think my major focus now is not learning new stuff, but adjusting my mentality. Anxiety really hit me in Oct. I would not let that happen again.


Started here too. We are going to kill December

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby jk148706 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:08 am

mhaas wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:
bee wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:PT 57 this week, if anyone wants to review on Friday or Saturday let me know!

57 is one of the few mostly fresh tests i have left, i was gonna do it sunday... maybe i should push back so i can review with you guys D:


Review Sunday then!


I am in for this as well


Count me in

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby JustHawkin » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:23 am

jk148706 wrote:
mhaas wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:PT 57 this week, if anyone wants to review on Friday or Saturday let me know!

I am in for this as well


Count me in

+1. Doing it Saturday morning.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby bbkk » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:50 am

JustHawkin wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
mhaas wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:PT 57 this week, if anyone wants to review on Friday or Saturday let me know!

I am in for this as well


Count me in

+1. Doing it Saturday morning.


Count me in too. I'm going to do it today or tomorrow.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby bbkk » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:52 am

PourMeTea wrote:
bbkk wrote:Checking in. I've done mourning; gotta start studying now.

My Oct score is 10 points lower than my average PT score. I think my major focus now is not learning new stuff, but adjusting my mentality. Anxiety really hit me in Oct. I would not let that happen again.


Something really similar happened to me, and it's totally reflected in my score breakdown. I think the most difficult thing is figuring out how to deal with that right now. What's your game plan?



I wanted to first redo PT 70 and see how much I can get without the anxiety. After that I'll just focus on drilling some difficult questions, and perhaps 2~3 PTs per week.

Also my friend suggested Beta blocker. Have you tried that?

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby thisiswater » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:54 am

I'm in for PT 57 on Saturday morning as well. Hopefully some of this Trainer stuff will be sticking in my brain by then

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby rutgers17 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:00 am

So I'm doing the 4 week plan for the LSAT Trainer, but it has 5 out of the 6 PT's in the last week. Is anyone sticking to this? I was planning on following it pretty much exactly as its laid out, but not taking any PTs until 2 weeks out from the test makes me nervous. Anyone tweaking it at all to include PTs throughout or is the consensus to just stick to the plan?

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby mhaas » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:16 am

PourMeTea wrote:How does 8 or 9 PM EST work for everyone who wants to review PT 57 on Sunday? I'll talk to Bee and we can figure out a room.


I'd prefer 8 EST, but either would work fine for me.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby Domke » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:17 am

So I've decided to join you guys and retake. My biggest problem right now is LR (-12) in October. What is the best way to improve this in the next month? I've only taken the BP online class. Right now I am leaning toward LSAT trainer. Any suggestions?

Also I have 6 PT's left. How should I divide them up? One a week?
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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby thisiswater » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:19 am

PourMeTea wrote:How does 8 or 9 PM EST work for everyone who wants to review PT 57 on Sunday? I'll talk to Bee and we can figure out a room.


either is fine for me

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby JustHawkin » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:21 am

thisiswater wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:either is fine for me

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby ame13 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:25 am

I scored ten points below my PT's as well.

Yesterday confirmed that it was because of test day stress and burn out.

I retook October test sections yesterday in a break I had in between classes and I only got -3 in each section. I have never gotten -3 in each section. So the fact that I peaked yesterday after taking a break from the LSAT is really reassuring. The weeks before the October LSAT I started to hate the test...I was so sick of it and it started to hurt my PTs.

I am definitely not going to burn myself out this month and I need some sort of strategy to reduce my anxiety for sure.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby cheme2014 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:36 am

Lolllllll got my Synchro delivery today; planning on taking it post-workout tomorrow morning.

I'm taking this as a good omen for today's productivity :mrgreen:

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby tofuspeedstar » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:44 am

LSAT Trainer starts today. I am excited.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby tofuspeedstar » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:47 am

I also bought the Cambridge difficult LR questions packet. I think that will help bring my LR down to a consistent -1/-0 combined. I got tripped up on the wordy questions.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby MinuetinG » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:53 am

My Trainer should arrive today. Let's do this. My test was 6 points lower than PT. I think nerves hit me hard too. Now I know what to expect and will work on mental state.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby MinuetinG » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:55 am

Domke wrote:So I've decided to join you guys and retake. My biggest problem right now is LR (-12) in October. What is the best way to improve this in the next month? I've only taken the BP online class. Right now I am leaning toward LSAT trainer. Any suggestions?

Also I have 6 PT's left. How should I divide them up? One a week?



I took the BP online class too and LR was my worst section in October. I was also kind of feeling like I hit the wall with BP methods. I ordered the Trainer because it was recommended here. I think it's worth a shot.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby CookieDough » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:00 pm

I'm hoping that getting the Trainer today will help motivate me to get started. I feel a little overwhelmed at starting over... Especially because I scored 6-10 point lower than my PT range so I almost don't even understand what happened for 70.

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Re: December 2013 Retakers

Postby action90 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:01 pm

What kind of drills do people recommend using for RC? 8 minutes per passage? What about LR? I really dont have any LR problems with my approach, just seem to miss something while I'm in auto-pilot, something thats been extremely difficult for me to correct because when I work without timed or just look at questions, I can get em all right.

Edit: I also seem to miss a question or two due to timing on any LR that is above average difficulty and constantly struggle with RC timing.




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